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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview
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Dodge created the minivan back in 1984, and the Caravan was an innovator of features we now take for granted in minivans, such as driver's front airbags, AWD, dual sliding doors, and cupholders. Despite growing competition, the Grand Caravan is still the most popular of minivans. Redesigned in 1996, it received few changes for 1997.
The 1997 Grand Caravan saw the return of AWD to the SE, ES, and LE trims, paired with four-wheel disc brakes. Traction control on LE trims and an optional accident response system, which unlocked the doors and turned on lights, helped improve the safety features of the Grand Caravan. A Sport package offered with SE models added a stronger suspension, foglights, and body-color trim.
Its huge interior, storage options, front and rear climate control are hits with owners, but the number one highlight for the 1997 Grand Caravan seems to be the dual sliding doors, which make access to the two rows of rear seats much easier. In terms of handling, most owners say driving the Grand Caravan feels no different than a car, and with a V6 engine, it is surprisingly peppy. Though it is an affordable minivan, many owners say be prepared to spend a lot of money at the repair shop, particularly on the transmission.
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Dodge Grand Caravan Questions
1997 Grand Caravan 3.8l 4 Speed, Seems To Slip Out Of Gear And Not Move Whe...
This issue seems to occurring more often now. When it first starts up, it will go into reverse to get out of garage, but will seem to slip out of gear when you shift to drive. It only does this in t...
No Heat In Our 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
It has a brand new Radiator, brand new heater-core, brand new water pump, and brand new tested and working thermostat. Still no heat. The fan works and when selected the air blows out the defrost, f...
THE NEEDLES ON MY 1997 DODGE CARAVAN FOR SPEEDOMETER , GAS. TEMP JUST LAY FLAT DOWN.HAVE NO IDEA HOW FAST I'M GOING OR HOW MUCH GAS I HAVE.THANKS BRIAN
cleaning/ or replace/transmission slip[s wont go in to 4th or over drive,uses a lot of gas,
Why Would My Grand Caravan Stall Like Running Out Of Gas, After The Airbag ...
Airbag light came on and off, several times in a twenty mile trip. Two days later, the van stalled ( like running out of gas ) and quit after the same flashing airbag light. Is there a relationship h...